Raven & Rose (Portland)

by FTS Miles   Jul 13, 2018

30 May 2018

An Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology
Perches on the back shelf,
obfuscated by an empty bird cage
sprawled on a cloth of black.
The coach house beams support
sunlight as much as shadow
while the raven in the corner
peers jealously from out its
bramble-branched haunt.
I sit back and stretch my legs,
entertained by the oblivious dance
of the customers amidst the
subtle magics of this cocktail hour.


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  • 2 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Visual magic within this poem-
    Each line is filled with wording that takes you to the Inn/pub that the author is writing of and to me it sounds wonderful and a comfy place I would love to visit. I can see the raven mixing with light and shadow within the corner high beams, and using the word haunt gives it a dark feeling and yet comforting. with the word usage used it takes my thoughts beyond, to smelling of dark wines and incense perhaps. I really enjoy a poem that takes my visual insight above and beyond!
    Stunning visuals, captivating lines from start to finish!

  • 2 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    Congrats on the win! A lovely poem.

  • 2 years ago

    by Mark

    Congrats on the win!

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